Tag Archives: school

I’m not sure this one’s ripe enough.

My daughter is joining the school band this year. After submitting a preference form, we had to wait to see what instrument she would be assigned. This is what she wrote in her planner: Buy tender saxophone Do you think … Continue reading

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Tapping into Pleasure

Look what I bought yesterday… Yep, I bought some sneaker-type Capezio tap shoes. Got them on a clearance special from Dancecraft. Aren’t they cool? Plus, the added bonus of being easy on my wide, high-arched feet. I might even be able … Continue reading

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Nut-Free Zone

Be warned. This is an R-rated post. Mom, you can just avert your eyes, or have Sarah read you the funny bits. As I was getting a coffee at the public market I noticed a vendor selling nuts and chocolate. … Continue reading

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Jump! JUMP for the Math!

For the last 3 days I have watched in growing astonishment as my LD, ADHD, Aspergers daughter has completed multiple pages of…wait for it…MATH WORKSHEETS–fractions no less–with focus, attention and understanding. The work has been tidy and she’s completed it … Continue reading

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Fast ForWord Musings

So, I went to a seminar by Dr. Steve Miller yesterday. Dr. Miller is a co-founder and Vice President of Scientific Learning Corporation which is the developer of Fast ForWord. Really fascinating stuff. It’s interesting to see what happens to the energy … Continue reading

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Fast ForWord Update

I did manage to get both of my school-age kids enrolled in Fast ForWord this summer. (Go here if you need the part 1 context) I thought there might be people out there who want to know a bit about … Continue reading

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High in Fibre

Another good one from my Griffin-man. Two good stories in less than 24 hours–this kid is a gold-mine! I must back up a little to give some context. Yesterday, we worked on some colouring pages. He was so pleased with … Continue reading

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Fast ForWord Comes to Surrey

Fast ForWord will now be offered in Surrey. I’m very excited. Continue reading

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Be Realistic

So, that’s the phrase I’m starting to hear. We have to keep our expectations realistic. Aspergers, ADHD, and Learning Disabilities are life-long conditions for which there is no cure. They can be managed but not eliminated. Accept her for who she is. If … Continue reading

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Parenting Dilemma

Am I a bad parent if I send my son to school sporting a backpack that advertises a local casino? Just to be clear. My husband won said backpack in a radio station sponsored black jack tournament. He won the … Continue reading

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